Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of Dark Horse Comics comic book titles that were released on May 25, 2016. There are quite a few goodies on the list. Lobster Johnson and Death Follows are my picks of the week!
Everyone knows who Tarzan is, right? We’ve all pretended to swing through the jungle on vines while yelling. Heck, Steven Spielberg even had a little homage in his last Indiana Jones film, what with Shia LaBeouf doing a Tarzan impression amidst the treetops. What few people know is exactly how different the character was originally. Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan: The Sunday Comics, 1931-1933 gives us the chance to see the pulp hero as he was seen in times gone by.
While I am reviewing this book based upon a digital version, I know that the physical edition is going to be a gorgeous specimen. The strips will be hardbound in a beautiful 15″ by 20″ perfect bound collection. Printed on very high quality paper (unlike the original newspaper editions) and colored exactly as they were before, this will be a worthy addition to the true collector. Written by George A. Carlin (no, not the comedian…he wasn’t even born yet) and illustrated by Hal Foster (who later went on to create the still ongoing Prince Valiant comic strip) this compilation of the Sunday strips is an amazing series of adventures that still grip the reader to this day.
Courtesy of our friends at KABOOM! Studios comes this Geeks of Doom EXCLUSIVE debut for the cover to Garfield #13! Ever since this book was launched by legendary TV writer Mark Evanier, it’s been a smash hit month in and month out for fans both new and old alike.
Check out our exclusive first look at the cover and official solicitation info here after the jump.
America’s favorite pasta-loving feline is back in an all new adventure! For decades we have watched Garfield gobble down entire trays of his favorite food, lasagna. But now, the tables have turned! Will his dinner attack and devour him instead? Will his cuisine reign supreme? All this and more is sure to be answered in Garfield #10. Grab your copy at finer comic and book stores nationwide this February.
Garfield is written by Mark Evanier. Illustrations and art are handled by Andy Hirsch, Dan Davis, and David DeGrand. Cover art is supplied on version A by Gary Barker and Dan Davis with an alternate cover by David DeGrand. Of course, if the choice is a difficult one, you can always buy both. I’m sure KaBOOM! Studios would have no problem with that!
Check out the official solicitation info and both covers after the jump.
Garfield #2 Written by Mark Evanier
Art by Gary Barker & Dan Davis
Colors by Lisa Moore
Letters by Steve Wands
Garfield created by Jim Davis
Covers by Gary Barker & Jim Davis Kaboom!
Release Date: June 6, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99
When reading Garfield #2, it’s obvious that this isn’t just another younger readers book. Sure, it’ll appeal to kids, but I got just as much enjoyment out of it as anyone else would.
First off, Mark Evanier wrote for the Garfield Saturday morning cartoons in the ’80s. So, it’s clear to see that he has a fondness for the character and that he KNOWS how to write Garfield, as well as the rest of the cast. Let’s be honest, Garfield is a 3-panel comic strip (more on Sundays) and all that anyone remembers about him is that he loves lasagna, hates Mondays, and is lazy. In this comic, Evanier actually gives him some CHARACTER that totally fits in with everything we’ve ever known about him in the past, and yet, makes him a character that we’re just getting to know. As far as the actual stories go in this issue, it’s classic Garfield and some very fun stuff.